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by James D. Jenkins,Catherine Smith

  • Author: James D. Jenkins,Catherine Smith
  • ISBN: 0976604876
  • ISBN13: 978-0976604877
  • ePub: 1609 kb | FB2: 1938 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Valancourt Books; 1st Valancourt Books Ed edition (January 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Barozzi: or the Venetian Sorceress (Gothic Classics) ePub download

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Start by marking Barozzi; Or the Venetian Sorceress as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Is the mysterious sorceress The unfortunate Rosalina St. Almo is torn from her father's arms by vicious banditti, who slaughter her father before her eyes. Fortunately she is rescued from the villains by young Rosalva di Barozzi, who takes her to his father's palace in Venice. This one pretty much has everything Gothic, and is written with an extra dramatic flair due to its author's profession as an actress.

Catherine Smith, James D Jenkins. The unfortunate Rosalina St. Fortunately she is rescued from the villains by young Rosalva di Barozzi, who takes her to his father's palace in Venice

Barozzi: Or, the Venetian Sorceress: A Romance of the Sixteenth Century; Vol. I (Hardback). Catherine Smith (author).

Barozzi: Or, the Venetian Sorceress: A Romance of the Sixteenth Century; Vol.

Catherine Smith (or Catherina Smith) was an English novelist and actress, best known for her gothic fiction.

Catherine Smith (or Catherina Smith) was an English novelist and actress, best known for her gothic fiction Novels. The Misanthrope Father, or The Guarded Secret (1807). The Caledonian Bandit or The Heir of Duncaethal (1811). The Castle of Arragon: or, The Banditti of the Forest (1813). ISBN 978-766048-7-7).

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"The unfortunate Rosalina St. Almo is torn from her father's arms by vicious banditti, who slaughter her father before her eyes. Fortunately she is rescued from the villains by young Rosalva di Barozzi, who takes her to his father's palace in Venice. But more terror awaits her there when a hideous sorceress at a masked ball prophesies her doom! Is the mysterious sorceress trying to help Rosalina escape her enemies' clutches, or is she scheming to sacrifice her in a demonic ritual? Can Rosalina evade the assassins sent to destroy her and solve the mystery of the sorceress in time? This edition reprints the complete text of the 1815 edition and includes a new introduction for mo dern readers."
Jay
Catherine Smith was a minor actress and the author of four minor gothic novels. According to one account, she was as beautiful in her stage attire as her gothic heroines.

Barozzi, published in 1815, is set in sixteenth-century Venice. But Smith does not trouble herself with historical details or local color. Rapid-fire action and theatrical dialog are her forte.

The very first lines of the novel signal what's ahead: "Spare her! Oh spare her! I implore thee!" The lovely sixteen-year-old peasant girl, Rosalina, is on the verge of being assassinated by ruffians, while her saintly old father begs for her life. Happily for the continuation of the story, Rosalina is merely abducted.

Is she really just a peasant, considering her ladylike manner and accomplishments? And why would anyone wish to kill such an innocent, inoffensive creature?

Rosalina's adventures lead us to probe the dark secrets of the noble Barozzi family. The reader can look forward to a succession of hideous crimes and a love story with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The lively cast of characters includes bandits, pirates and a Shakespearean-style sorceress muttering dire prophecies. And there's a melodramatic court scene aimed at pleasing nineteenth-century readers addicted to real-life criminal trials.

Don't even try to guess how it will all end. The author does not scruple to contrive a complex denouement that defies all probability.

The introduction by James D. Jenkins is well written and insightful. Jenkins fair-mindedly points out all the literary flaws of Barozzi, and discusses Smith's shameless borrowings from other minor gothic novelists, but ultimately declares the book "enchanting." My opinion exactly. He further suggests we suspend our disbelief, as did nineteenth-century readers, and enjoy ourselves. Precisely what I did.

Barozzi should be fun reading for anyone who can appreciate a good old-fashioned gothic extravaganza.
Gna
The edition I orginally had of this book was published by Ayer, and the print was missaligned on so many pages that I was confused many times during the progress of the story. Thankfully, Valancourt has printed this lovely edition of a Radcliffean and Lewis inspired book, with all the typical twists and turns of Gothic narrative. Some of the passages are truly haunting, especially the scenes in the chamber when the young Barozzi finds a "corse" weltering in blood, and the sorceress insisting that the Baron Barozzi give in to her master, Lucifer!
Andronrad
I am with the publisher of this book, Valancourt Books. Since Amazon has never posted the book's description, here it is, from the book's back cover:

"The unfortunate Rosalina St. Almo is torn from her father's arms by vicious banditti, who slaughter her father before her eyes. Fortunately she is rescued from the villains by young Rosalva di Barozzi, who takes her to his father's palace in Venice. But more terror awaits her there when a hideous sorceress at a masked ball prophesies her doom!

Is the mysterious sorceress trying to help Rosalina escape her enemies' clutches, or is she scheming to sacrifice her in a demonic ritual? Can Rosalina evade the assassins sent to destroy her and solve the mystery of the sorceress in time?

This edition reprints the complete text of the 1815 edition and includes a new introduction for modern readers."
Uscavel
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